This is a memorial for a family to accommodate generations of green burials and cremains. The dramatic site is at the edge of a high bluff with sweeping vistas. Our client requested a degree of shelter from sun, wind, and rain for visitors without heavily blocking views.
The forms derive from orientation to views, cultural origins, and family history. The geometries reflect radial forms for celestial references above... and Cartesian forms for terrestrial references below... symbolically acknowledging the fundamental reality that we live and die between earth and sky.
This translates to English roughly as "We come from God, and to him we shall return."